Best possible itinerary for 4 nights in May

Best possible itinerary for 4 nights in May

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MK
MK
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Mar 14, 2016 - 11:11 AM

Hi,

We will be coming from Paris to Swiss towards end of May (around May 28). We will be total 6 of us, 2 Adults, 2 Seniors and 2 Kids ( 8 & 10 yrs). I have following questions:

1. What will be the best possible itinerary for 4 Nights/ 5 Days in Swiss. We would like to cover Scenic Train, Titlis or Jungfrough and any more suggestions welcome ??

2. What is the best option to come from Paris, I guess it will depend upon City we decide as base in my earlier question (I would expect Lucerene or Interlaken)

3. Our Return flight would be from Zurich at around 22.00 on June 1st .

Thanks a bunch in advance for help.

Best

MK

GlobiTrotti
GlobiTrotti
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Mar 14, 2016 - 4:46 PM in reply to MK

Try to take the TGV (train aves grand vitesse) from Paris to Geneva inn 3 hours and 5 minutes. Change the train in Geneva to Zermatt via Visp. The itinery along the lake of Geneva and through the Valais is great! Visit in Zermatt the Gornergrat station and also the Klein Matterhorn by cable car. On the way back to Basel visit further Interlaken (or Grindelwald or Wengen = same area) you should visit the Jungfraujoch. By train you go back over Basel and take there again the TGV to Paris in 3 hours and 3 minutes.

MK
MK
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Mar 15, 2016 - 5:06 AM in reply to GlobiTrotti

Hi GlobiTrotti,

Thanks a lot for your response, I looked at the options of TGV and then here is something which I worked out as plan, need suggestions if this could work :

1. Day 1 (28 May)- Take TGV from Paris to Basel, Change from Basel to Lucrene and use Swiss Travel Pass from here.

2. Day 2 (29 May)- Go for a day trip from Mt Titlis or Jungfrau, come back to Lucerene

3. Day 3 (30 May) - Do a Scenic Train Tour , either Glacier Express or Golden Pass Line , come back to Lucrene in the evening

4. Day 4 (31 May)- Go to Rihne Falls or something else and Move to Zurich for night stay.

5. Day 5 (1st June) - Take a Zurich City Pass and move around in Zurich , leave for airport in the Evening for 10 PM flight.

Please do let me know if this makes any sense

Best

MK

GlobiTrotti
GlobiTrotti
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Mar 15, 2016 - 8:51 AM in reply to MK

This is also a very good tour - or tours. If you should choose from Lucerne go travel on the Jungfraujoch, you sit for one way 4 hours and 18 minutes. For the trip on the Titlis you only need 1 hour and 17 minutes for one way. I wish you a very pleasant trip to and in Switzerland.

Arno
Arno
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Mar 15, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Indeed the Jungfraujoch tour would take a lot of time, as well as including (part of) the Glacier Express. I would focus on attractions, or a hike perhaps, closer to Lucerne: myswissalps.com/ lucerne/activities.

For rail passes, please see myswissalps.com/ train/ticketspasses. The ZurichCARD may fit your needs the last day: www.getyourguide.com/z uerichcard-save-on-attractions-transportation-and-dining-t13219.

Last modified on Mar 15, 2016 - 10:35 AM by Arno
MK
MK
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Mar 16, 2016 - 4:45 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Thanks a lot for input. I am still undecided on the Rail tour, can you suggest the best options I can do for either Glacier Exp or Golden Pass Line ?

Best Regards,

MK

Arno
Arno
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Mar 16, 2016 - 8:06 AM

Hi MK,

Both the Golden Pass line and Wilhelm Tell Express route start in Lucerne, so it makes sense to do (part of) those. But of course it depends on your preferences. If you don't mind a very long day on trains there are more options. Just check the timetable and our scenic train pages:

A trip up to Mount Rigi is very scenic too. Very close to Lucerne and free with the Swiss Travel Pass:

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